Ephedrix - Far Away

Review by Sideffect

Author: Sideffect
Date: Jun 3, 2008
Views: 2172

DACRU RECORDS   
Ephedrix: Far Away (CD)

1. Astral Ignition
2. 10 miles out (vs. Aquila)
3. Firsthand experience
4. Frontiers
5. Far Away
6. Lost in velocity
7. On the road (vs. Alpha)
8. Evolving Moods
9. Prototype (Album Edit)

 

 

 

  

 

Review

The concept you can expect here is morning fullon not only as a category, but it is actual morning  fullon, floating from one melody to another ephedrix takes you on an trip of traveling sounds where the sky is not the limit but just a phase of euphoria...

Their sound and baseline is nothing new imo, we have heard this types off patterns before considering baselines and melodies but again they prove the difference between having the  gear and actual knowing what to do with it. They managed pretty good for a debut album... This kind of fullon was the first fullon that created the typical dancefloor killer style like atomic pulse, Delirious, astrix and etc... after a while most listeners became  bored with the non variated baselines and the 6 min waiting for one climax a track... a  second generation of artist perfection zed their sound and made it clear that with one main  sound you can create variated morning fullon if you put enough effort in it. Artist like  audiotec and vibe tribe were able to create such albums and more followed. Ephedrix is one of  them... A good combination of samples with a major melodic sound that can fade away and
caress your ear but 2 mins later explode into a vast wave and bliss.

 Mostly I have favorite parts when it comes to such a releases, remembering reviewing vibe tribe I had the same with their second release. Some elements are always present, long announcement for climaxes or upcoming waves, no actual surprise but you can count on the entire release. Ephedrix created their own sound in the beginning of the tracks, the advancements, reminds me a bit of some earlier rastaliens work. It fits and influences the psychedelic level of this release what is often low when it comes to morning fullon. The baselines are variated within the concept of morning fulllon baselines. The kick is often crystal clear with a more soft bass and ephedrix tries to keep it as variated as possible imo.

The first track is one of my favorite, it has the typical revelation sound power, that  becomes stronger. Consequence is that atmosphere is highly influenced in a positive way.

In the second track I prefer a part in the advancement where one wave floats strong and  non dependent from the baseline what is normally not the way it's done in this kind of  morning fullon.

Third track just has a very good melody, who we experience in different ways that speaks to
the mind, that's it, but it doesn’t have to be more, you can count on it... very nice...

Fourth track just like the third, Ephedrix are becoming on of the masters of melodies and this track is pure evidence...

In far away, the track contains more trance sounds, but you see it coming in previous tracks,
it's good, lower psychedelic level but atmosphere perfect, some infected mushroom (not for
long) but fits perfectly...

Lost in velocity has the same intelligence level like the first track, the power & strength
combined with good melodies and different sounds.

On the road has a great intro, well done, nice to start a morning fullon set, the baseline
doesn’t accept no for an answer :-)

Evolving moods is a good track, more subtle way of using their sound, less overloaded
compared to the others and I like that.

Prototype is a goodbye song, pure melody, the baselines goes along with melodies, surfing on
the waves of sound, again they prove to be genius when it comes to melodies. I recognize a
silicon sound sample from the track "the shell" and fits good...

conclusion:

to keep it short, if you are in a good mood, and you like strong fullon that is perfect for
10u in the morning when the sun is coming @ it's highest peak, this will be yours, no doubt
about it...

grtz sideffect

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